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Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century

The Great Plague of London, 1665

The Boston Smallpox Epidemic, 1721

“Pestilence” and the Printed Books of the Late 15th Century

Spanish Influenza in North America, 1918–1919

Syphilis, 1494–1923

Tropical Diseases and the Construction of the Panama Canal, 1904–1914

Tuberculosis in Europe and North America, 1800–1922

The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793

General Materials

Notable People

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Notable People

Listed below are links to materials about key figures in the history of diseases and epidemics.

William Gorgas, 1854–1920
James Jackson, 1777–1867
Robert Koch, 1843–1910
P. C. A. Louis, 1787–1872
Florence Nightingale, 1820–1910
Rudolf Virchow, 1821–1902
Max von Pettenkofer, 1818–1901
Benjamin Waterhouse, 1754–1846

Publications in the Contagion collection by and about these individuals may be found by clicking on the links on Browse Topics page, as well as by Catalog and Full Text searches on the Search/Browse page.

Where available, links to important manuscripts related to these individuals are available at the Manuscripts page.

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